Monday, October 27, 2014

October 26, 2014

It was a crazy week!!!
Ok so a sister training Leader is a calling over all the sisters in either one or two zones. It is like the equivalent to a Zone leader but for sisters. So we get to go on exchanges with all the sisters in our zone and one other zone. We are over 6 sets of sisters. This last week we went on exchanges and I went with Sister Ternora. It was so fun. I saw the beach for the first time in my whole life!! I learned that I am so grateful for my companion and that we can talk to each other and that we are in unity. If you don't have unity in a companionship, you cant teach by the spirit. We came back that night on a bus and we were so tired afterwards, and we still had to plan the workshop for the next day for district meeting. Haha lets just say that we are trying to be better at not procrastinating.
Thursday night we had a really fun FHE with an investigator and some of the members in the ward. The ward has been so welcoming and loving to them. Everyone has such a great time especially our investigator and her family. Missionary work is so much better with the members because they really set the tone for the rest of the time in the church. I encourage you to welcome and fellowship new members and investigators into the ward. They will feel welcomed and that they belong and continue to make progress. We went to that investigator a couple days later, her name is Rona by the way, and she wanted us to teach her about tithing and all these other things. It is exciting to see her faith grow and also so see her excitement for learning more about the gospel.
I had a major break down yesterday. I just felt to inadequate to be a sister training leader: these are sisters that know their stuff and are like the best missionaries. I just felt that I wasn't qualified and felt like I was the worst of a leader. SO of course I broke down. But I am so grateful for my companion because she was there to give me comfort. She had felt that way once and told me that I can do it. She reminded me that this is a time to become not a time to be perfect and then I reflected on what my mission president told me when he called me: he said that this was a calling that would affect the rest of my life. Its just a trial of faith. Every time we reach the next level of greater faith an equally trying trial comes to help lift us to an even greater level of faith. We must exhort all we can to not give in or give up. Just like joseph smith. When he prayed in the sacred grove a thick darkness came over him but he didn't give up or give in and neither should we. Trials will always come before greatness comes. Don't give in.
Hey sorry, not too much happened this week but next week will be more exciting. We have lots of fun meetings and 2 general authorities are coming tomorrow to talk to us.
Thank you so much for all that you do.

PS can you believe that I will be home in like 6 months???!!!

Exchanges this week...I saw the Ocean for the first time :)

October 19, 2014

This was one of the best weeks in my mission. First my companion is the best. I am so lucky to have her and look forward to serving with her and learning more from her. First I guess ill let you know that with the help of general conference I have received my answer to schooling and lots of praying and pondering then visualizing,

K here is my week. Monday night we had an awesome lesson with our bishop and his wife about the Book of Mormon, AS he bore solemn testimony there was a moment that I felt the spirit so strong. It was like heaven on earth. I didn't want to leave because of how good that felt. Our homes really can be a heaven on earth especially as we read the book of Mormon. As we were walking home that night waiting for a jeep, this semi truck drive drove by, honked his horn and said hey sisters as he proudly waved his book of Mormon out the window with a big smile on his face. Wow, even on the job, he takes his time to read and devote some time to the Lord. That was one of our favorite moments that day.
We went to go contact a referral that we received from the mission office last week. His name is Johnny but he was sick when we went to visit, but his wife said she wanted to listen. Come to find out her mom had joined the church before she passed away. She then told us that she felt something was missing from all the other churches and as we shared our message about the Book of Mormon things were started to feel better. She is golden and we are excited to go back and visit her this week. Also we have been exercising out faith more by talking to everyone that we get the chance to. Because of that faith we had one day where so many people approached us and told us that they wanted to know about our church and what we believed, literally the minute we walked out the door someone asked us about our church. One man even told us that we had a powerful aura or glow about us that he couldn't explain but he knew we were messengers of God. Probably the best comment my whole mission. People really do recognize our countenance whether it be good or bad. There was one day I started talking to a girl on the jeepney and she freaked out, she literally screamed because I could speak Tagalog, hahahahaha the whole jeep was laughing. So funny.
This week I learned from the members that we must know the doctrine of Christ in order to stand strong when the winds and waves come. That strong conversion comes through the Book of Mormon. If you haven't been studying it every day, I would encourage you to make it a priority because that is what saves us when the waves come: our strong conversion in Christ. I have been reading it even a little before bed and in the morning when I get up. Such a big diference it has made, along with study in my personal study. That is where our strength comes from.
We have been running every morning to, IT IS THE BEST!
We went to a baptism of an 8 year old from the ward. She is so cute and was excited. There is a picture attached.
IT IS SO HOT HERE!!!!!!! Seriously, its gross.
Have a good week and continue to keep a good attitude, that truly is the key.


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

October 5, 2014

I don't even know what to write, this week went by so fast. On tuesday I went on exchanges with the STL's and ti was finally my turn to go with Sister Brown. By the end of the day when we came home, I felt that we had only been outside for 10 minutes. I loved every minute of it. She is the best and we are going to live together at the U if I still decide to go there.
WE found a new investigator last night. She is the girl friend of the ward secretary in our ward. He introduced us to her at church and later that night we taught her. She knows so much and really wants to be apart of this church. She accepted baptism and is the best. I sent of picture of us with her. We have really high hopes for her and hopefully i will still be here for her baptism.
On Wednesday My companion and I gave the workshop in our district meeting and the APs just happened to show up. Our workshop was on the Book of Mormon. All about how we can help our investigators come more converted to the gospel through the Book of mormon. That Book is everything to us, seriously everything. It gives us the spiritual and even the physical strength that we need to over come anything. That book is our greatest treasure in this world. I love the Book of mormon and I know that I have become more converted to the Gospel because of that and I have changes into a better woman. I still have a long way to go, but I know that as i continue to read, i can grow and become even more than i can by myself. Then the APs told us that the same workshop we prepared was the exact topic of their Missionary leaders meeting. that is what I call spirit. haha
Sunday we had 6 investigators come to church. We went to pic some of them up and between members and investigators we fit 11 people on a tricycle. haha it was so funny.
I know there was more that happened but I cant really remember.
I know that this church is so true. I know that I have changed so much and I cant wait to see what the lord as in store for me.
LOVE YOU! Mahal Kita